North Korea has claimed it will have a plan for a missile strike targeting Guam prepared by mid-August - a threat that has led to President Trump insisting that Kim Jong-Un will "truly reget" any move against Guam or any other United States territory.
Amidst the escalating crisis that has put Guam in the crossfire of a possibly nuclear-armed stand-off between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the Archdiocese of Agana is asking faithful to "look to God in these hard times".
He added: "The reaction in North Korea that we are intending to get is an understanding that America is no longer going to have the strategic patience that it's had that has permitted him to continue to develop his weapons programme".
"Don't worry about a thing", President Trump responded.
Trump declined to say whether the U.S.is considering a pre-emptive military strike as he spoke to reporters before a briefing with his top national security advisers.
North Korea did not threaten Guam with a nuclear attack, but the crisis between Pyongyang and the United States has stirred fears that a nuclear conflict could break out in the region.
It is also unclear how reliable North Korea's missiles would be against such a distant target, but no-one was writing off the danger completely. She said, "I don't see a military solution and I don't think it's called for".
Lobbing missiles toward Guam, a major US military hub in the Pacific, would be a deeply provocative act from the USA perspective, and a miscalculation on either side could lead to a military clash.
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Calvo said this is not the first threat by North Korea and despite growing concern among its citizens and neighboring islands, Guam's threat level has not changed.
North Korea's military threat to the USA -held Pacific island of Guam has triggered the territory's homeland security department to issue guidelines for its citizens in the event of an attack.
Commenting on the issue, Kim highlighted that the time has come for the U.S. and North Korea to meet at the negotiating table.
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Trump is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war, making such outcries as "the USA will not rule out a war against the DPRK".
A White House statement said the U.S. and China agreed North Korea must stop "provocative and escalatory behaviour".
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Both countries likely hope that the informal communications could set the stage for formal diplomatic talks - something the Trump administration has said it would be interested in.
Pyongyang, meanwhile, has been louder in its complaints against a new and tough round of sanctions imposed by the United Nations, with strong U.S. backing, and Washington's use of Guam as a staging ground for its stealth bombers, which could be used to attack North Korea and are a particularly sore point with the ruling regime in Pyongyang.
The North has always denounced the drills as provocative rehearsals for invasion and has in the past offered a moratorium on further nuclear and missile testing in exchange for their cancellation - a trade-off promoted by Pyongyang's main ally China, but repeatedly rejected by Washington and Seoul. This news was relayed through the state-run KCNA news agency.
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